Who Sang Mack the Knife? Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins Hawkins! Alive! At The Village Gate cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1963
length: 8:30
producer: Creed Taylor
engineer: Frank Greenwald and Tom Hidley
bass: Major Holley
membranophone: Eddie Locke
piano: Tommy Flanagan
tenor saxophone: Coleman Hawkins
Some other versions of "Mack the Knife"

Lyrics
Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it, ah, out of sight
Ya know when that shark bites with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, oh, wears old MacHeath, babe
So there’s never, never a trace of red

Now on the sidewalk, huh, huh, whoo sunny morning, un huh
Lies a body just oozin' life, eek
And someone’s sneakin' ‘round the corner
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

There's a tugboat, huh, huh, down by the river dontcha know
Where a cement bag’s just a'drooppin' on down
Oh, that cement is just, it's there for the weight, dear
Five'll get ya ten old Macky’s back in town
Now d'ja hear ‘bout Louie Miller? He disappeared, babe
After drawin' out all his hard-earned cash
And now MacHeath spends just like a sailor
Could it be our boy's done somethin' rash?

Now Jenny Diver, ho, ho, yeah, Sukey Tawdry
Ooh, Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Oh, the line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky’s back in town

I said Jenny Diver, whoa, Sukey Tawdry
Look out to Miss Lotte Lenya and old Lucy Brown
Yes, that line forms on the right, babe
Now that Macky’s back in town
Look out, old Macky's back!!

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 All the Things You Are
  • 2 Josh Fit the Battle of Jericho
  • 3 Mack the Knife
  • 4 Talk of the Town

  • Release information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin